Events

Outlook 2022

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The must-attend event for apple industry leaders! No other conference brings together this expert cohort of apple industry executives to discuss critical issues – from impacts of COVID-19 to production forecasts and more.

Date

AUGUST 18-19, 2022

Location

The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago, IL

Connect and collaborate with leaders from every area of the apple industry, including production, packing, processing, sales, marketing, and new product development. In addition, the program will showcase diverse speakers and topics, growers and apple business leaders from across the nation, and the always anticipated crop forecast.

Member Rate
Registration (by August 1) | $850
After August 1 | $950

Non Member Rate
Registration (by August 1) | $1150
After August 1 | $1250

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The Ritz-Carlton
160 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL
Group rate: $275/night

Hotel information will be sent with your conference registration confirmation.

Speakers

Tom Barnes

Category Partners, LLC

Chief Executive Officer

Chris Gerlach

U.S. Apple Association

Director, Industry Analytics

Leslie McGranahan

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Vice President

Carrie Mack

Walmart

Senior Sourcing Manager II – Apples & Pears

Jon Samson

American Trucking Association

Vice President

Tom Barnes

Category Partners, LLC

Chief Executive Officer

Chris Gerlach

U.S. Apple Association

Director, Industry Analytics

Leslie McGranahan

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Vice President

Carrie Mack

Walmart

Senior Sourcing Manager II – Apples & Pears

Jon Samson

American Trucking Association

Vice President

Wednesday, August 17 
All Day                             Arrival to Chicago
6:00pm                            Welcome Event (TBD)

Thursday, August 18    
9:00 am – 4:00 pm         Registration Open
10:00 am – 11:30 am      USApplePAC Brunch (separate registration)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm       Welcome Lunch
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm          Outlook 2022 General Session I

Friday, August 19   

7:30 am – 10:00 am        Registration
8:00 am – 8:30 am          Annual Business Meeting & Elections
8:30 am – Noon               Outlook 2022 General Session II
Noon                                   Conference Adjourned

This year, we’re helping registered Outlook 2022 attendees find, message and meet onsite with other attendees using the Core Connect @ Outlook 2022 networking platform:

  • Profile-matching helps identify prospective business partners
  • Scheduling tools make it easy to find mutually available times to meet at the onsite location of your choice during the entire week of Outlook 2022 (August 15 – 19)
  • Your contact information is kept confidential unless you decide to share it
  • The Outlook 2022 events schedule is included in the platform for easy reference

Registered attendees of Outlook 2022 will receive an email with instructions for setting up their Core Connect profile.

Our last in-person conference in Chicago was a huge success thanks to attendees and organizers cooperating to create a healthy and COVID-appropriate environment for all. We are still monitoring the U.S.’s COVID-19 situations and are working closely with the relevant authorities regarding appropriate public health and safety protocols.

Currently, Chicago is operating as normal with no mask mandates or vaccination requirements. However, due to COVID cases rising to Medium levels in Chicago and Cook County, the CDC strongly recommends masking in public indoor spaces.

We know you share and will support our goal of having a safe and successful conference.

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